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  1. 23 Mar '08 13:18
    Does anyone know of any good freeware chess programs or utilities to download?
  2. Standard member ivan2908
    SelfProclaimedTitler
    23 Mar '08 13:25
    Originally posted by Czech M8
    Does anyone know of any good freeware chess programs or utilities to download?
    What kind of ?
  3. 23 Mar '08 13:35
    I'm looking for anything chess related actually - chess playing engines/game databases/game analysis
  4. Standard member ivan2908
    SelfProclaimedTitler
    23 Mar '08 13:40
    Originally posted by Czech M8
    I'm looking for anything chess related actually - chess playing engines/game databases/game analysis
    Chessmaster 10th is as cheap as 10 euro... And it has countless features, tutorials and drills. As for free software, I do not know very good but I am sure someone other will reply and help you. You can download Shredder Classic trial (it lasts 30 days but it can be overrided easily )


    www.shredderchess.com
  5. 23 Mar '08 14:01 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by Czech M8
    I'm looking for anything chess related actually - chess playing engines/game databases/game analysis
    Some that come to mind are:

    Free chess GUIs: Arena 1.1:

    http://www.playwitharena.com/


    Free chess Engines: (Many to choose from! Usually UCI engines are easier to install into Arena than Winboard engines.)

    http://www.superchessengine.com/

    http://wbec-ridderkerk.nl/index.html

    Also, here's a brand new free UCI engine that's very strong and reportedly has a fairly aggressive style:
    http://computerchess.org.uk/Toga/TogaIIv3.1.2SE.zip


    Free chess database programs:

    New Scid author:
    http://prolinux.free.fr/scid/

    Original Scid author:
    http://scid.sourceforge.net/

    http://chessdb.sourceforge.net/

    http://jose-chess.sourceforge.net/

    http://www.wmlsoftware.com/chesspad.html


    Free chess games database:
    http://icofy.net
  6. 23 Mar '08 14:04
    Here are some useful links:
    http://www.enpassant.dk/chess/softeng.htm
  7. Standard member nmdavidb
    I Drank What? ©
    23 Mar '08 14:06
    www.chessopolis.com

    Has links for anything ya need.

    Dave
  8. 23 Mar '08 15:51
    Here's another interesting computer chess link that I'd forgotten about. It looks like this guy cherry picks the stuff he likes the best, and it looks like he keeps it up to date.

    http://freechess.50webs.com/index.html
  9. Standard member ivan2908
    SelfProclaimedTitler
    23 Mar '08 16:12
    Originally posted by Mad Rook
    Here's another interesting computer chess link that I'd forgotten about. It looks like this guy cherry picks the stuff he likes the best, and it looks like he keeps it up to date.

    http://freechess.50webs.com/index.html
    You are like chess links encyclopedia And it is not the first time you post ton of good links
  10. 23 Mar '08 17:40
    Originally posted by ivan2908
    You are like chess links encyclopedia And it is not the first time you post ton of good links
    You should see how long my bookmark list is. What can I say, it's a sickness.
  11. 23 Mar '08 19:00 / 1 edit
    also google "ibase". it's a huge database. and do not forget about chess tactics server, it's the ultimate free tactics study tool: chess.emrald.net

    if you google good enough, you can find reinfeld's 1001 combinations book free in .pgn format, which is also supposed to be great.